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Dalegarth, Buckden

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Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
7 nights minimum 
Cottage
‘Dalegarth’, in the village of Buckden, is situated at the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park at the head of Wharfedale, amidst glorious unspoilt limestone scenery. The cottage was built in a former Victorian walled kitchen garden and its large lounge / dining room is at first floor level to take advantage of the long distance views along and across the River Wharfe; sliding patio door windows give access to a spacious balcony, from which to sit and sip and watch both sunrise and sunset – and the occasional appearance of wild dear from the wooded hills opposite. Anglers should be aware that the River Wharfe is noted for its wild trout. Our aim is to provide Guests with comfort and quality -a ‘home from home’ ambience, where they can immediately relax and soak up the idyllic view...‘Dalegarth’, in the village of Buckden, is situated at the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park at the head of Wharfedale, amidst glorious unspoilt limestone scenery. The cottage was built in a former Victorian walled kitchen garden and its large lounge / dining room is at first floor level to take advantage of the long distance views along and across the River Wharfe; sliding patio door windows give access to a spacious balcony, from which to sit and sip and watch both sunrise and sunset – and the occasional appearance of wild dear from the wooded hills opposite. Anglers should be aware that the River Wharfe is noted for its wild trout. Our aim is to provide Guests with comfort and quality -a ‘home from home’ ambience, where they can immediately relax and soak up the idyllic views, peace and tranquillity. Of course practical needs have to be met and the kitchen is invitingly spacious and well equipped. The master bedroom has full en suite facilities and, for users of the second (ground floor) bedroom there is a second bathroom, complete with sauna room. There are landscaped gardens to front and rear, yet the cottage location is only 100 yards from the village pub (The Buck Inn). Buckden is surrounded by National Trust land and there is a National Trust information centre within the village. Whether your ambition is to riverside amble, hillside ramble – or scramble – there are paths right from your doorstep. Touring locally opens up the scenery so evocative of the ‘Calendar Girls’ or James Herriot’s ‘All Creatures Great and Small’. From castles to caves, sailing to abseiling, geocaching or photography, or quietly mastering crosswords, Sudoku or catching up on your Kindle, we hope and trust that ‘Dalegarth’ will give you a breadth of scope to ensure a successful holiday. ELECTRICITY - charged per unit consumed, payable at time of departure.
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
ELECTRICITY - charged per unit consumed, payable at time of departure.
Bedrooms
1 Full1 Sofa2 Twins1 Crib
Bathrooms
1 Full bath1 Attached (ensuite)

Meet the host
David L
Hosting since April 2011
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours

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Reviews (46)
Chris and Jean
Chris and Jean
Derbyshire, United Kingdom282 contributions
A great self-catering base in Upper Wharfedale
We were delighted with our accommodation at Dalegarth. Not only is it a very attractive 1970s development but the present owners are extremely pleasant and helpful and have carried out a number of improvements over the years. There are presently two holiday lets, nos. 9 & 10, and we were in the latter which has a stairlift. It is a very spacious property with a large lounge / diner and separate kitchen on the first floor; a large double bedroom and en-suite shower also on the first floor; and a twin room and bathroom (complete with a pukka sauna which I didn’t use) on the ground. There is off street parking for one car and ample room to park a second in the cul-de-sac if required. A particularly nice feature is the balcony to the rear (accessed by the smoothest set of sliding doors I’ve come across!), and it was delightful to have a lovely arrangement of fresh flowers for the dining room table. The owners live next door and, although they seem to have thought of more or less everything (eg the provision of a small Bluetooth speaker) are only too happy to assist further where they can. I had one issue with the bedroom which was addressed as soon as I brought it to their attention, and one can ask no more than that! Highly recommended. Wifi c.11.5Mbs down/5.8Mbs up
Visited July 2022
Written October 24, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Skiptonians
Skiptonians
Dear Chris and Jean What a pleasure it was to receive your Review - and such a comprehensive one as well. You might like to know that a cable of superfast fibre has just been laid beneath our pavement and we are looking forward to being connected, when the speeds should be considerably faster! Hopefully, you might like to check this out on your next visit. Warm regards David and Susan Lusted 'Dalegarth'
Written October 28, 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Rose T
Rose T
1 contribution
Fabulous cottage
A really lovely cottage, which was spotlessly clean, comfortable and warm, with fabulous unrestricted views over the valley. The cottage is ideally placed both for walking locally and also for touring the Dales. The owners, David and Susan, were lovely, helpful and welcoming, yet never intrusive. We would certainly book with them again if we were visiting the area.
Visited April 2022
Written April 24, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Skiptonians
Skiptonians
Dear Rose We owe you sincere apologies for the delay in this response; there are excuses! You were most generous with your comments - red ears here. One piece of news: we received the Visit England 'ROSE Award 2022' in the summer. 'ROSE' stands for 'Recognition Of Service Excellence' and is given to 100 tourism enterprises throughout the country. Apart from Visit England Inspectors, it seems that much regard is given to independent Reviews - yours might easily have tipped the balance for us! Here's hoping you will decide to return to the Yorkshire Dales and 'Dalegarth' sometime in the future. Sincere regards David and Susan Lusted
Written October 28, 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

nomad488
nomad488
Glasgow, United Kingdom22 contributions
Wonderful stay at Dalegarth, comfortable, friendly and good location.
Dalegarth was very clean and comfortable and warm. Booked direct with owner. Cottage is in an ideal location for exploring further afield and further into the Dales and also has some very good local pubs and restaurants and local walks. A pie and ice cream from the village shop after walking Buckden Pike was well received. People are very friendly and there are plenty of photographic opportunities.
Visited October 2020
Written May 13, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Venture15112
Venture15112
2 contributions
A splendid cottage in a beautiful location.
My wife and I recently had the delight of spending seven nights at Dalegarth, owned and managed by Susan & David Lusted. The cottage is tucked away in quiet idyllic cul de sac. Susan and David could not do enough to make our stay as pleasant and enjoyable as possible. The property is very clean, well managed and you will instantly be made to feel at home and relaxed, especially when you take in the beautiful views of the garden and surrounding countryside from the rear balcony. The freshly cut flowers and card to acknowledge our wedding anniversary were a lovely touch. We could not have been made to feel anymore welcome, such is the warmth of Susan and David’s hospitality. Buckden is in an ideal location if you are looking to explore the many beautiful neighbouring villages, waterfalls and stunning walks the Yorkshire Dales has to offer. We would recommend a stay at Dalegarth without hesitation.
Visited August 2020
Written August 19, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Skiptonians
Skiptonians
Picking up on your last phrase … 'without hesitation', we can only say how grateful we are to receive your Review. In these difficult days of pandemic and the growing trend towards taking 'staycations', such comments as yours can only give confidence to their readers - at least, we hope so! We wish you both many more 'happy anniversaries' and would be delighted to see you returning to 'Dalegarth' at some point. A most sincere "Thank you." David and Susan
Written August 21, 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Wharfedalegirl
Wharfedalegirl
114 contributions
The best cottages I know- hence the many visits! Wonderful!
Dalegarth Cottages set the standard the others aspire to; they are the best cottages I have stayed in without doubt. The hosts, Susan and David are so friendly and kind and do their utmost to make sure you have a wonderful holiday. The location is stunning- overlooking the glorious landscape of Upper Wharfedale- there are countless walks that radiate from the village and Buckden is a great place for a holiday whatever the time of year. Lots to see and do locally as well as further afield, some excellent eateries too from pubs to high end restaurants to delightful tea rooms ...you will be spoilt for choice! The cottages are welcoming and so comfortable, stylishly decorated with lots of little touches that make them really special. Kitchens are modern and well equipped, and bathrooms sparkling clean. Highly recommend a stay here, I have lost count of the number of times I have visited- which speaks for itself- wonderful cottages!
Visited July 2020
Written August 14, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Skiptonians
Skiptonians
Dear 'Wharfedalegirl' You've turned the ears of two folk here purple! Susan and I are really grateful - both for the kind words you have written and the time you have taken in writing your Review. We hope and trust that your views will encourage others to sample the cottages and hospitality that we offer. A most sincere "Thank You" - we look forward to your up-coming visits in October and over New Year. "Au revoir", Susan and David
Written August 17, 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jan P
Jan P
1 contribution
One of the best cottages in the Dales
We have been coming to Buckden North Yorkshire for 25 years and have stayed at several cottages in the village and Dalegarth is one of the best. David and Sue made us very welcome, nothing was too much trouble. There is a nice welcome pack of tea, coffee and biscuits even seed for the birds. The cottage has everything you are likely to need in the kitchen, it's a very comfortable cottage. The views from the cottage are spectacular as are the walks, you have plenty of walks on the door step so you don't need to use the car too much. The pubs in the area do great food and drink, the White Lion at Cray and the Corner House in Grassington for example . We have booked several more holidays at Dalegarth.
Visited February 2020
Written February 26, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Skiptonians
Skiptonians
Dear 'Wharfedalegirl' You've turned the ears of two folk here purple! Susan and I are really grateful - both for the kind words you have written and the time you have taken in writing your Review. We hope and trust that your views will encourage others to sample the cottages and hospitality that we offer. A most sincere "Thank You" - we look forward to your up-coming visits in October and over New Year. "Au revoir", Susan and David
Written August 17, 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

digital3291
digital3291
2 contributions
Another wonderful comfortable stay at Dalegarth
Boy! did it rain, but the Dalegarth accommodation is so spacious, relaxing and warm to return to after a very wet walk to watch the cycling world champs. We were able to use the Sauna to dry out four sets of soaked wet weather gear, apart from a camera that had succumbed to the rain. Really solid homes with views across the dale. Great local pubs and walks galore. Welcoming owners on hand if anything is needed.
Visited September 2019
Written October 31, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

John L
John L
1 contribution
Wonderful Dalegarth.
Dalegarth is our favourite holiday destination for countless reasons:- Comfort, Cleanliness, Quality Furniture, Linen & Crockery, wet weather entertainment - books, DVD’s, games, in fact, constant attention to detail. Mr. & Mrs. Lusted always give us the warmest of welcomes, nothing is too much trouble for them - hence our annual visits to Dalegarth have continued for more than 40 years.
Visited September 2019
Written October 14, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Dermott M
Dermott M
Brighton, United Kingdom19 contributions
Balmy stay in North Yorkshire
Came back to this part of Yorkshire after many years away. Area as beautiful as always with friendly people and good pubs. Stayed at Dalegarth for a hot week and found the house tidy, clean, well equipped and with a beautiful aspect onto the dales behind. David and Sue very welcoming and happy to chat. They made our arrival easy making sure we had the essentials to start with. We were only two in the house so had plenty of room. We were very lucky with the weather, missing the storms by a weekend (phew) but will definitely go back. Perfect for walking,cycling, climbing, sight seeing and above everything else - relaxing.
Visited July 2019
Written August 7, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Skiptonians
Skiptonians
Hello Dermott Thank you so much for taking the time to write a Review, especially with your positive comments regarding the cottage, ending (best of all) with "(we) will definitely go back". We were very impressed with the range of your cycling expeditions, but suspect that there are still more waiting to be discovered - so we'll say "au revoir", in the hope of welcoming you both sometime in the future. David and Susan 'Dalegarth', Buckden
Written August 11, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Culture51716509145
Culture51716509145
1 contribution
We had a brilliant holiday.
The house is clean and comfortable with everything you need for self catering, the owners are friendly and helpful. The setting is perfect, wonderful countryside, lots of places to visit and plenty of places to eat..Great walks locally. We will visit again.
Visited June 2019
Written July 2, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Skiptonians
Skiptonians
We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay here at Dalegarth and delighted to read that you intend to return. Your kind comments are much appreciated and hopefully will give confidence to others who may be thinking of visiting The Dales. Susan & David
Written July 2, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Kitchen and dining
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Cycling areas
Additional amenities
  • Sauna
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Parking
  • Parking available
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Internet access
  • Cable television

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About the neighborhood
Buckden, Upper Wharfedale, is right at the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, yet really easy to access. Travel 9 miles north from Skipton to Threshfield - where one could make a special right turn for Grassington, the 'capital of the upper dale - and continue straight on for a further 9 miles, passing Kilnsey Crag and Kettlewell before arriving at Buckden. Uniquely, still travelling 'up dale', one has a choice of routes since the road divides and gives two routes into Wensleydale. Veer left and you pass through the hamlet of Hubberholme en route to Hawes, passing over Yorkshire's highest road. Bear right and an equally dramatic route passes along Bishopdale to Aysgarth in Wensleydale, famous for its Upper, Middle and Lower Falls. Local Shows, such as that at Kilnsey, attract thousands of visitors. To watch the Kilnsey, Buckden or many other Fell Races is to marvel at the athletic powers of those involved. A less strenuous past-time might be to ride some of the restored steam railways or view expresses thundering over the historic Ribblehead Viaduct. Of course one should always experience the 'taste' of Yorkshire - and not just our Yorkshire Puddings or beers - after all, Wallace and Grommit knew something good when they discovered Wensleydale cheese, made at Hawes; the delicious home made jams from Ryedale; the Jackson sausages of Cracoe, the Staniforth pork pies of Skipton, the Kilnsey smoked trout, the many tea rooms and restaurants, Lyne's Yorkshire curd tarts at West Winds, in the village ... it's a dangerous topic to continue with - but we can share our secrets with you when you get here! There are so many places of interest, picnic spots and wonderful walks to enjoy. Photographers, painters, writers will all find a wealth of subject material - but those merely seeking to relax and de-stress will be equally 'at home'. Buckden sits almost mid-way along the Dales Way, a long distance footpath running from Ilkley to Bowness on Lake Windermere. Riverside sections run north and south from the village, whilst hill walks abound and all can be explored and enjoyed from ones door step.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
‘Dalegarth’, Buckden, is situated 18 scenic miles (30 minutes by car) north of Skipton – which prides itself on being known as the ‘Gateway to the Dales’. Buckden itself is at the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. • Specific road directions are available on booking • Enter our post code - BD23 5JU – for satnav guidance • Skipton is the nearest mainline railway station • A direct bus service links Skipton to Buckden • Nearest airport is Leeds/Bradford, about 50 minutes by road; Manchester is less than two hours’ drive. Both predominantly rural journeys.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilities

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 3 PM Check out by 10 AM
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed
Notes from owner
ELECTRICITY - charged per unit consumed, payable at time of departure.

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Dalegarth, Buckden is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

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